Help for the “victims”: Baskov, Gagarina and others will receive a billion rubles

 Aid to the "victims": Baskov, Gagarina and others will receive a billion rubles

The Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives will allocate about 1 billion rubles to support cultural figures who have come under sanctions pressure, Sergei Kiriyenko, First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration, told reporters.< br />
In the list: Nikolai Baskov, Dima Bilan, Polina Gagarina, Oleg Gazmanov, Grigory Leps, Timati, Vladimir Mashkov, Dmitry Pevtsov, Nikita Mikhalkov and others

In the near future, applications for the second wave of grants (Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives) will be accepted. Since the number of current current applications has sharply increased, it is necessary to support creative teams that are under pressure, to deprive them of sources of funding (…), a decision was made to allocate 1 billion rubles,” he said.

According to him, “these are funds that can and should be used to support cultural projects related to Russian cultural identity, traditional spiritual and moral values, support for groups and cultural figures who have become objects of sanctions pressure.”
According to the results of the first competition in 2022, 3.785 billion rubles of grants were distributed among 1382 projects in the field of art, culture and creative industries

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